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Tampa could allow alcohol sales on Sunday mornings if a new ordinance passes

Inside a bar with an assortment of liquors on display

Tampa residents may soon be able to buy alcohol on Sunday mornings — the new ordinance could be signed this December by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.

Currently, residents need to wait until 11am to enjoy something spirited when they are out and about in the city of Tampa. The new ordinance would allow alcohol sales at restaurants and stores in Tampa beginning at 7am.


If passed, the ordinance would go into effect immediately, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. Anyone else ready to start brunch a little bit early?

Just in time for the Super Bowl festivities

This shift could certainly prove inviting for those looking to celebrate the Super Bowl in the city of Tampa in February of next year.

What do you think, should alcohol sales start earlier on Sundays in Tampa? Let us know in the comments.


Our neighbors in St. Petersburg revised their “Blue Laws” back in 2017 to allow for liquor sales earlier.

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